Clinton King

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Clinton King
Personal information
Full name Clinton King
Date of birth (1978-03-24) 24 March 1978 (age 39)
Original team(s) Eastern Ranges
Height / weight 179 cm / 76 kg
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1996–97 Sydney 09 0(4)
1998–99 Collingwood 22 0(9)
2000–03 Richmond 58 (10)
Total 89 (23)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 2003.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables, AustralianFootball.com

Clinton King (born 24 March 1978) is an Australian rules footballer who played for Sydney, Collingwood and Richmond in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Recruited from Eastern Ranges, King played five AFL games in 1996, the year Sydney made a drought breaking Grand Final appearance. He was traded to Collingwood in 1998 and the following season missed a lot of football after suffering a foot stress fracture.

Collingwood off-loaded King after the 1999 season, so they could get a ruckman in Steven McKee to their club. He broke a leg in his first year at Richmond but re-established his place in the team during the 2001 season and was a member of their finals campaign. King appeared in the Preliminary Final loss to Brisbane and performed admirably with 21 disposals.

King headed to South Adelaide in 2004 and won a Knuckey Cup in his first year at the club. In 2005 he struggled with regularly being tagged and left the club and headed home to Melbourne at the end of the season. He is currently an assistant coach for Keysborough in the Mornington Peninsula Football League.

His father, Derek, was a league footballer at St Kilda, and Liston Trophy winner in the Victorian Football Association.

References[edit]

  • Clinton King's statistics from AFL Tables
  • Holmesby, Russell and Main, Jim (2007). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers. 7th ed. Melbourne: Bas Publishing.